Frugal Fitness | Work Out on a Budget – EP 229

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This is your sign to get moving! We tend to get demotivated thinking we need to spend a lot in order to start our fitness journey but it is far from the truth! Hop on as we serve you another fun-filled yet motivating episode as we share our fitness stories, workout tips, benefits of exercising, and how to do it all on a budget.

We’re not looking to do too much. We’re looking to do just enough.


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10 Ways All Kinds of Exercise Can Save You Money!

Other than becoming healthy, exercise can actually help you save money too! Vantis Life primarily advocates in this article why we should exercise and emphasizes the benefits it can have on our wallets.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jill admits the article hosts some reasons you may have not thought about before and could be your motivation in getting into the rhythm. Exercising encourages us to create healthier habits–Jill describes it as a ‘ripple effect’ wherein she shared how exercising did help her get up early in the morning to make a healthy smoothie, have her peaceful and quiet mornings and take in nature. Jen adds that it can prevent health risks and lessen doctor visits. Jill agreed with it being a factor of having to spend less on life and health insurance. 

If you’re new here, Jen and Jill advocate for having healthy mental well-being, hence, they agree with exercising to improve one’s mental health. Jill shared how she was accustomed to moving around until the pandemic happened and she had to do a desk job–this motivated her to get her body moving through exercise and noticed phenomenal results. For Jen, working out will help us in our career to help us stay focused and get more things done.

How to Exercise on a Budget: 20 Helpful Tips!

You can always start your fitness journey without having to spend on a gym membership or an expensive dumbbell. Chrissy Carroll gives us 20 helpful and accessible Tips on the article from Snacking in Sneakers on how to exercise on a budget. 

What Jen + Jill have to say:

As much as Jen and Jill share interests in being frugal, they’re different in terms of their workout preferences (which can be the case for anyone!). Jen loves running/walking and recommends listening to Dave Paul’s ‘Walking is Fitness’ podcast. She also encourages us to find an accountability buddy to work out with (make sure it’s someone who shares the same passion for working out). 

Meanwhile, Jill finds working out alone better for her–started with free training plans (30 days challenges) from Pinterest and Instagram, and soon found free workout videos online that have created sustainability in her everyday routine. She even enthusiastically shared her favorite fitness YouTube Gal and support for body weight exercise as it not only works for her but creates longevity, sustainability, and ease of entry. 

Exploring your town for free resources, browsing Facebook for fitness events, and finding inexpensive fitness classes on deal sites such as groupon are actionable tips Jen wants us to try next time. In addition to that, Jill strictly reminds us to resist the temptation of buying workout equipment and clothes, shopping second hand for exercise clothing and working for a free gym or fitness class membership would be great alternatives to save you money and even motivate you!

Our Favorite Inexpensive Way to Stay in Shape

DEFINITELY PAM FOR JILL!!! and pickleball, kayaking, and biking while running, couch to 5k free podcast/app and interval runner for Jen.

Bill of The Week

Thank you Carrie for sharing your bill about paying down your mortgage AND now putting money into savings for renovations!

Thanks so Much for Listening!

Thanks so much for listening! Many of you know we have a private community where we do monthly money challenges and offer accountability groups. We want to congratulate one of our members for a big win:

I spend a lot of money on traveling.

That's part of my core values and my husband's. That's also one of the reasons why we don't have pets even though we like animals.

I found out about Trusted Housesitters through one of the posts here. I signed up last spring and I've already lined up a 4 day-stay in August in Vernon, BC, Canada! The house is beautiful and the view is incredible! My daughters and I would be dogsitting two Golden Retrievers (my favourite dogs in the whole world!!) and a Terrier. My daughters are going to be over the moon!

Congrats Vanessa! Thanks for listening and if you want to check out our monthly challenge community head to to see what challenge we have coming up next.

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